The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 61 37 40
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 12 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.68% 2.47% 2.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.06% 9.92% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
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£400 £315 £147
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% +113.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £180 £200
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.24 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £16.00 £19.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.48 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+7.60% -2.00%
Windows XP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
170 131 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 23.81% 24.86% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 55 61
Average daily rate £265 £280 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% -25.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £413 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 12
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.95 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £23.25 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the Oxfordshire region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Oxfordshire region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -20 6 £400 -
Kidlington -2 4 - -
Windows XP
South East

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP.

1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (78.79%) Windows 7
3 24 (72.73%) Microsoft
4 21 (63.64%) MS Office
5 17 (51.52%) ITIL
6 14 (42.42%) Service Management
6 14 (42.42%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
8 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (21.21%) Windows 8
9 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
10 4 (12.12%) WAN
10 4 (12.12%) DHCP
10 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
10 4 (12.12%) Migration
10 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
11 3 (9.09%) LAN
11 3 (9.09%) DNS
11 3 (9.09%) EMC
11 3 (9.09%) Juniper
12 2 (6.06%) IBM Notes
12 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (6.06%) NetApp
12 2 (6.06%) Lotus
12 2 (6.06%) Websense
12 2 (6.06%) SSL
12 2 (6.06%) VPN
12 2 (6.06%) IIS

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (6.06%) IIS
4 2 (6.06%) IBM Notes
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 21 (63.64%) MS Office
2 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) WAN
1 4 (12.12%) DHCP
2 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.09%) DNS
2 3 (9.09%) LAN
3 2 (6.06%) Firewall
3 2 (6.06%) SSL
3 2 (6.06%) VPN
4 1 (3.03%) SAN
4 1 (3.03%) MPLS
4 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 21 (63.64%) Analyst
2 15 (45.45%) Support Analyst
2 15 (45.45%) Service Analyst
2 15 (45.45%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (30.30%) 1st Line Support
3 10 (30.30%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) IT Support
5 4 (12.12%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (12.12%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Architect
7 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (6.06%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Lead Technical Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Lead Architect
7 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (42.42%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) EMC VNX
3 1 (3.03%) EMC VNXe
3 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (78.79%) Windows 7
3 7 (21.21%) Windows 8
3 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.06%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) ITIL
2 14 (42.42%) Service Management
3 4 (12.12%) Migration
4 1 (3.03%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.03%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (3.03%) Time Management
4 1 (3.03%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.03%) ITSM
4 1 (3.03%) CRM
4 1 (3.03%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) MCITP
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) EMC
2 3 (9.09%) Juniper
3 2 (6.06%) NetApp
3 2 (6.06%) Lotus
3 2 (6.06%) Websense
3 2 (6.06%) VMware
4 1 (3.03%) LANDesk
4 1 (3.03%) Meru Networks
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco
4 1 (3.03%) Apple
4 1 (3.03%) Symantec
4 1 (3.03%) Remedy
4 1 (3.03%) Citrix
4 1 (3.03%) HP